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  •  See, I never liked Disney (3+ / 0-)
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    froodish, BlackGriffen, Black Max

    and I have two small children so this has been well tested!

    The traditional movies are a mass of conservative social propaganda!  They promote gender stereotypes,   a simplistic view of good and evil, they outrageously dumb down a lot of excellent children's literature, and they frequently have a subtle mean streak that bothers me a lot (I first noticed this in Winnie the Pooh the movie, right after rereading the original books with my son).  

    And I say this even though I think the early animation is extraordinary, I'm always happy to watch the prince fight the dragon in Sleeping Beauty, or watch the leaves fall or the fire rage in Bambi.  Too bad about the characters and the scripts though.

    And yes, Walt named names.  His primary interest was in building his company, distributing his films, and making money, not in the dear kiddies. Disney has been one of the strongest fighters for copyright extension (ie, if they had it their way, nothing would ever pass into the public domain).  I have read that Disney has Saudi connections, and that they promote conservative influences through their media empire, including Rush, Hannity, and the 700 club.

    And don't get me started on the whole Disney Princess thing.  Oh my lord.  

    "Virginia Woolf's idea of a room of one's own has never been the place for middle- and working-class women. We work with interruptions." - Ananya Chatterjea

    by sarac on Thu Sep 07, 2006 at 11:53:40 AM PDT

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